11-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
(b) Coveralls (full and limited-protection).
Cleaning. Refer to TM 3-220 for the cleaning and decontamination of rocket fuel handlers' protective
(a) Inspect the fabric for holes, cuts, rips, or exposed base fabric.
b) Inspect the strapping for proper adhesion to the fabric, blistering or air bubbles between the strapping
and the fabric, and exposed stitching
(c) Inspect the sleeve closure rings for cracks, blistering, scratching, and loose or missing threads Make
sure the wristlet is not torn or damaged
(d) Inspect the slide fastener for damaged scoops, broken or disconnected slider, missing thong, self-
sealing, and ease of operation.
(e) Inspect for missing or nonfunctioning snap fasteners, alinement of male and female portions, and
corrosion or tarnish
(a) Patching. Patch a hole 1/4 Inch (0.6 cm) in diameter or a tear 2 inches (5.1 cm) in length by use of
the rocket fuel handlers' impermeable clothing repair kit. A hole that exceeds 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) or a
tear that exceeds 2 inches (5.1 cm) but does not exceed 3 inches (7 6 cm) will be patched as follows:
(1) Cut a patch from the bulk material of sufficient size to extend 1 inch on all sides of the rip or hole
(2) Clean and roughen the patching material and the garment with an abrasive strip.
(3) Apply a coating of cement to the patch and the garment, and allow the cemented areas to become
tacky to the touch.
(4) Place the patch on the garment to cover the damaged area, and roll or press the patch firmly in
(5) After the patch sets, apply protective coating to both sides of the patched area, and allow it to
(6) Apply a light coat of powdered talc to both sides of the patched area to prevent it from adhering to
other portions of the garment. The maximum number of patches authorized on the coveralls Is three
(7) Patching on both sides is achieved by turning the item Inside out and repeating steps 1 through 4.